Barbarian Invasions, The
Source: Catholic News Service
Morally hollow drama about an estranged son (Stephane Rousseau) who returns home to Quebec in order to visit his ailing father (Remy Gerard), an unrepentant womanizer dying of cancer, and, in trying to brighten up his final days, organizes a reunion of his father's highbrow hedonistic friends and former mistresses. In this sequel to his 1987 film "Decline of the American Empire," director Denis Arcand revisits familiar themes of sex, love and politics among aging baby boomers, which, while purporting to celebrate la dolce vita, actually presents a depressing nihilistic view of life and interpersonal relationships. Subtitles. A cavalier attitude toward promiscuity and adultery, a condoning depiction of assisted suicide, much sexually explicit language and humor, some rough language and profanity, as well as recurring drug abuse. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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